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Tony Silva NEWS: Winter and summer protection for your birds
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Tony Silva NEWS: Winter and summer protection for your birds

October 8th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Aviculturists that house their birds outdoors the world over face problems caused by the elements each year. In parts of Europe breeders in winter can face prolonged freeze with high winds that cause mortalities if the birds are...
Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART II
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Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART II

October 1st, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the first part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART I a With cockatoos, I feel that intermittent interaction with its owner is better than a set daily schedule. The reason why I never...
Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART I
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Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART I

September 24th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the second part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: Breeding of Umbrella Cockatoos. PART II a It was 1976 when I first saw the species. In the quarantine of George Kroesen there were hundreds. The birds congregated in the...
Tony Silva NEWS: All about the parrot diet. PART II
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Tony Silva NEWS: All about the parrot diet. PART II

September 17th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the first part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: How should we feed our parrots? Are pellets all what they need? a For those hobbyists that feed seed diets, my recommendation is to offer as much variety as possible and...
Tony Silva NEWS: How should we feed our parrots? Are pellets all what they need? PART I
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Tony Silva NEWS: How should we feed our parrots? Are pellets all what they need? PART I

September 10th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
When I was a child, I was often told: You are what you eat. I hated vegetables and meat and favored, like every kid, sweets, cakes, pies and ice cream. We were always given a dessert but had to finish the food placed in front...
Tony Silva NEWS: Aviculture all over the world
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Tony Silva NEWS: Aviculture all over the world

June 22nd, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Aviculture has evolved fairly rapidly in the past decades. This is evident everywhere I travel. The level of success in breeding parrots has also spread across the globe. As I write these words I am returning from a visit with...
Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “If I rear a Sun Conure and a Green-cheeked Conure together, can I produce Sun-cheek Conures?”
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Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “If I rear a Sun Conure and a Green-cheeked Conure together, can I produce Sun-cheek Conures?”

June 4th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
QUESTION: If I rear a Sun Conure and a Green-cheeked Conure together, can I produce Sun-cheek Conures?   ANSWER: The answer is simple: No. Having an understanding of the name given to a species can certainly help understand...
Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “My macaws feed each other and mate, but they do not lay eggs.”
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Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. “My macaws feed each other and mate, but they do not lay eggs.”

May 31st, 2015 | by Tony Silva
QUESTION: My macaws feed each other and mate, but they do not lay eggs. What tips can you give me to get them to breed? I usually question the writer as to how the birds are housed, what the nest dimensions are, how long have...
Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. Why are my budgies still getting smaller and have poor reproduction results?
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Tony Silva NEWS: Questions and answers. Why are my budgies still getting smaller and have poor reproduction results?

May 25th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
During the past few months, I set aside several of the questions that I received via Facebook. These were questions that were valid and of interest to avicultural in general. I believe that answering them in this public forum...
Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season? PART II
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Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season? PART II

May 14th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Read also the first part of this article: Tony Silva NEWS: How to stimulate your parrots before the breeding season? a We also provide a sprouted seed mix. This includes mung and garbanzo beans, popcorn, lentils, various types of...

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